Diesel lack hinders Argentina wheat, soy farmers

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, May 31 (Reuters) - A shortage of diesel fuel for trucks and farm machinery is hindering wheat seedings and progress on the soybean harvest in parts of Argentina, farm and transport groups said on Wednesday. Argentina, the world's No. 3 soy producer, is wrapping up the 2005/06 soy harvest, forecast at a record 40 million tonnes. Meanwhile, farmers have begun to seed the 2006/07 wheat crop in Argentina, one of the world's top five exporters. Energy companies say ...

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